Walter Damrosch

Walter Damrosch was one of the most famous conductors in the USA, but is far too little remembered or regarded now.
Brahms – Symphony No.2 in D major Op.73
I. Allegro non troppo (3½ sides)
II. Adagio non troppo (2½ sides)
III. Allegretto grazioso (1½ sides)
IV. Allegro con spirito (2½ sides)
New York Symphony Orchestra, Walter Damrosch
English Columbia L 2151-5
Matrices W 98422-2, 98423-2, 98424-3, 98425-2, 98426-1, 98427-2, 98428-2, 98429-2, 98430-2, 98431-1 (9051/9060)
Recorded January 4th 1928 (sides 1-3), January 5th 1928 (sides 4-7), January 6th 1928 (sides 8-10)
Available in UK from October 1928 to January 1937
Damrosch was a conductor at the Metropolitan Opera, and can be heard in a number of Mapleson Cylinders.

Mediafire link for Mapleson cylinders

(These are zip files – left click the link, download the files, then unzip when downloaded)

As the LP notes, this is not high-fidelity sound. This is IRCC LP7006, issued in 1955, containing transfers of a number of Mapleson Cylinders, recorded live from the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House from 1901 to 1903.

He can be heard on the following tracks:

8. Wagner – Siegfried – Ho-ho! Ho-hei! (Act 1)
Andreas Dippel, tenor; Albert Reiss, tenor. Walter Damrosch, conductor
(Sleeve notes attribute to Jean de Reszke, and Alfred von Hübbenet, 19th March 1901, conducted by Walter Damrosch)

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